I just picked up the Classic 2 and I did a brisket as well as some burgers/chicken/etc. While I am definitely still a novice I had a few questions about temperature. I calibrated my thermometer (I am going to again when the grill cools) and I decided to use an old oven one inside the grill as well to test. I did a quick cook of two chicken breasts, the grill showed 400 as its temp and the oven thermometer showed 475. The chicken finished up in about 14 minutes (165 internal) which makes me think it was closer to 475 than 400.
Any ideas on how to confirm if my thermometer needs to be replaced if the second calibration doesn't take? My brisket came up to temp much more quickly than the standard times listed as well.
Thanks in advance,
I just took delivery of a Joe Classic 2 and I'm looking forward to my first cook on Saturday. I'm planning on doing Neopolitan style pizzas so I'll need to go super hot (800 degrees+)
Is it safe to do this for a first cook or should I season my Joe first with some lower temperature cooks?
Has anyone tried this product? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LA7EJE4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3IRFRU26TI1CZ&psc=1
Seems to have decent reviews and a simple design. The box measures ambient temps and a probe for the meat. Only $40. Looking for a simple solution to not have to babysit the smoker all day.
By Tony in Tampa
Hello all. I am currently shopping for a kamado grill and have just started doing the research about a week ago, so I have some questions. Let me start out with the back story. We have a fairly small lanai (screened in porch). I currently have a Webber Genesis that is about 10 years old. I have wanted a smoker for years, but we just don't have the room. I love my Webber, but I just couldn't keep the smoke box smoking and keep the temp low enough when trying to smoke with it. Now I'm ready to enter the world of kamado grilling and get rid of my gas grill...I think. I looked at the Vision Pro C at the Home Depot first and then I looked at the BGE. The Vision's stand seemed to have some wobble when I moved it, but I wasn't sure if it was just how they assembled the display, other than that, they seemed pretty close. My questions are:
If properly assembled, is the base as sturdy as the BGE?
Can you keep the temp down to 195 - 200 with the vision or BGE?
I have read some comments about the heat escaping through the starter port and ash drawer; is this still the case?
Do BGE accessories fit such as the heat deflector or (plate setter)?
Is the Vision as good as the Kamado Joe?
I don't want to skimp on quality, but are the BGEs and KJs worth the extra money?
Any unbiased feedback would be much appreciated by someone cautiously entering the kamado world.
If when reading this you heard an accent...I'm originally from Maine...LOL
I've had a feeling that my Pit Boss temp probe was a bit out so I tested it tonight in boiling water and it taps out at around 180f (my Thermopen read 211.6f). It doesn't look like you can calibrate it - I had a look at the end and although there's a ridge that a screwdriver can go in it doesn't move.
I've seen a few people replace their gauge and Tell Tru brand pops up a lot, is there a particular model everyone recommends and where would I get it online? I'm in Australia so online is likely the only option.